Reports of a missing Sustainable Development Goals N23 billion traced to the account of former staff have been addressed by the presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari
The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) has reacted to alleged N23billion traced to the personal account of a former staff.
A statement on Sunday by Janet Mcdickson, Head of Communication, insisted that no funds were missing.
The spokesperson said funds released to the office were judiciously utilized.
It noted that the National Assembly was “amazed by the bogus allegations, debunked insinuations that the allocation to OSSAP-SDGs in the 2020 budget was padded with the sum of N33billion”.
McDickson said the legislature “absolved both the person of Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and OSSAP-SDGs of such financial Impropriety”.
On the transfer of staff from the office, McDickson stated that redeployment government workers to any ministry, department or agency was line with extant rules and guidelines.
Mcdickson said the office “is committed to the discharge of its core mandates, including President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption”.
The statement added that the office “will not bow to pressure and distractions”.